Labor youth and Bjørn Tore Godal

Bjørn Tore Godal (Labor) headed Labor Youth in 1971, when the organization suggested that the Jewish state of Israel would have to give way to a one-state solution for both Jews and Muslims. As foreign minister in the mid-nineties, Mr. Godal received credit for the moribund Oslo-accords, the archives of which were to disappear from the MFA archives in 2006.

The screenshot above is from Norsk Utenrikspolitikks Historie, The history of Norway’s foreign policy. The first paragraph reads: Labor Youth suggested already in 1971 that Israel had to yield for a new democratic state, where Jews, Muslims and Christians received equal rights. This was during Bjørn Tore Godal’s time as Labor Youth (AUF) leader. Afterwards he went on to become Foreign Minister, and helped negotiate the Oslo accords (Aftenposten). We would like to learn more about the history of the Oslo accords, but sadly the MFA lost the entire archives one night in 2006.

Perhaps Mr.Godal knows where they are.

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